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    Why do I sharpen my squeegee?

    When should I sharpen my squeegee? How will I know?

    How do I sharpen my squeegee?

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    when mine need sharpening, they start leaving streaks in the print after I pull... like little nicks in the blade that just don't pick up any ink.

    get some scrap wood, like maybe 2 lengths of 1" x 6" (slightly longer than your longest squeegie). Attach them to each other perpendicularly so that what you have looks like a long, skinny half-box, or trough-looking thing. Glue some fine grit (NOT 80 grit!) sandpaper to the inside surface of one of those boards... the squeegee stays square along the inside surface of the other board, and you can gently work the squeegee back and forth across the sandpaper, giving it a new edge.
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    damn brian! that's smart. thanks for the tip
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    Like this:
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    cool!

    Thanks!

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    be careful with the pressure. i found that i tended to favor the leading edge as i pushed it across the sandpaper, making the blade uneven.

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    A diamond blade cutter works best. I've also had decent results with a sharp exacto and a straight edge.

    Werd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.Blake
    A diamond blade cutter works best. I've also had decent results with a sharp exacto and a straight edge.

    Werd.
    yeah but who has a minimum of $3500 for a diamond bit sharpener. I want one so bad. maybe next year.

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    ive used a metal straight edge and a brandy new sharp exacto or utility knife. make mulitple passes, and be real careful to keep the cutting blade perpendicular to the squeegee blade

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